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Plein Air Oil Painting of Bright Meadow, Dirt Trail, Mountain Range, Partly Cloudy Skyline

"Spring on Strawberry Hill" is a plein-air oil painting on wood cradle by San Jose, CA based artist Nancy Takaichi. This painting captures a bright meadow with shades of pink and green. A dirt path intersects the green foliage surrounded by bountiful trees with a mountain in the distance and dark grey cloud floating overhead. This painting comes with a natural dark wood frame and is ready to hang. Artwork measurements are: Unframed: 14"w x 11"h | Framed: 19"w 16"h 

Spring on Strawberry Hill - Nancy Takaichi

  • Plein air painter, Nancy Takaichi, lives in San Jose where sunlight is plentiful, and a variety of scenery is within a short drive of her home. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and went to DePauw University in Indiana where she majored in art, with a painting emphasis. She spent a semester in New York City as an apprentice to Jack Beal and Jane Frelicher in the late 70s. All of this instilled in her a strong foundation in figure, landscape, still life, and art history. Upon graduating, she traveled cross-country to San Jose, with the hopes of getting her MFA, and then teaching art while painting. But then life happened.  She needed a job first, and ended up making a 30-year career in event planning and marketing in Silicon Valley, while raising a family.

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